The grudge match between we iPhone users and those poor, misguided souls who believe that their Android handset is soooo superior can now be settled in the theatre of war. Finally, the endless arguments over the numbers of apps available and open source versus closed ecosystem will end with the loser failing to the sound of pew-pew-pew-pew.
If you're just as excited for the movie TRON as we are, then you'll love this news. Disney is currently offering the official TRON game app for free in the App Store. The game includes a dual stick tank shooter game with fifteen single player levels and a multiplayer mode. You can ever choose which color faction you want to play for.
Next week's free iPhone 4 cases are already under way. Apple has prepared the online store by removing the Bumper cases from the U.S., UK and French online Apple store and labeling them as "Currently Unavailable." Free cases aren't available just yet, as the company is currently going through the refund process with plenty of other eager customers.
Those familiar with Vin Diesel might expect a sci-fi counterpart of the Bic’d barbarian to blast the doors off the mothership, avenge his fallen comrades, and hit the NOS--all in time to get the kids to soccer practice.
However, in Assault on Dark Athena (which starts where the last Riddick game, Escape from Butcher Bay, left off), Diesel sticks to the shadows. Quite literally.
Before Apple’s iPhone 4 nightmare, there was the controversy-free iPad, which is at last rolling out to nine more countries this Friday, July 23. That should come as good news both to would-be customers in those countries, as well as the rest of us weary of hearing about the iPhone 4’s so-called “issues.”
You gotta hand it to those resourceful folks in Taiwan: With only a weekend, they’ve created their own version of how Apple’s iPhone 4 “Antennagate” has gone down, complete with a recap of the Friday press conference. This may very well be the best thing you’re likely to see all week!
Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage on Friday to make a convincing argument that antenna “death grip” problems are universal among modern smartphones, but not surprisingly, some of his competitors are unhappy about being singled out.
So, it looks like Apple decided to play big kids and own up to the iPhone 4 reception issues after all. Free bumpers! Free cases! Other smartphones have the same problems! The iPhone 4 only drops marginally more calls than the previous model! Wait, run that last one by us again. And when you're done processing this particular bit of news, check out the other goings on around MacTown with the other big kids on the block, Mac|Life.
If your work includes any explicit information collection, DEVONthink deserves your attention. The amount of information that needs managing grows on a daily basis, and DEVONthink’s latest update makes great strides in its ability to collect and search data. The core philosophy behind all three flavors of the app--Regular, Professional, and Pro Office versions are available--is the same: accumulate lots of information and then provide ways of making that information useful.
It's been a busy day not only for Apple CEO Steve Jobs who appeared on stage with damage control guns blazing, but also for the journalists who follow the the Cupertino-based tech company's every move. Jobs made it very clear that he wasn't thrilled with the media coverage of the iPhone's reception issues. If you took the time to check out our live blog coverage of today's press conference, you'll know that the MacLife staff, as well as the staffers from our sister publication MacFormat, have come to a few of our own conclusions on this manner. Some positive, others not so much.
But what does the rest of the blogosphere have to say about Apple's response to Antenna-gate? We took the time to check on what our journalistic colleagues had to say via email, smoke signal, and good old-fashion research to see if Jobs' infamous Reality Distortion Field was able to woo the media into a state of satisfaction.
Mac users, maybe you've been thinking about going the way of the new Motorola Droid X available at Verizon. And if you think that it's impossible to have an Android phone with a Mac, well you're wrong! The Missing Sync has been updated to add support for Mac users and their Android phones. The software also works with the HTV EVO, Google's Nexus One and the Samsung Moment.
In the wake of all this news surrounding online movie and television subscription services like Hulu Plus and Netflix, Boxee has announced that the final version of the Boxee Box will be available this fall to all you media addicts. Check out the video below of Chief Product Office Zach Klein shows off what it's all about.
Recently, Sony announced that they were killing the 3.5-inch floppy disk. Which is fine, as far as we’re concerned. Macs haven’t used floppy disks in well over a decade, and with the internet, who needs ’em? But sometimes you just need to move files from point A to point B with a minimum of fuss, which is where the USB flash drive comes in. Plug it into your Mac, copy some files, plug it into another Mac--boom! File transfer done. While we usually use flash drives to move images, Word docs, and maybe a few ripped MP3s between machines, Kingston’s new Data Traveler 310 is made to carry a lot more--256 gigabytes, to be exact.
One of the biggest talking points during Apple's press conference earlier today (aside from the fact that Apple Loves us,) was that no new products leave the company's Cupertino campus without stringent testing. Given the veil of secrecy that Apple prefers to operate under during product development, it comes as no surprise that they'd be none to thrilled to outsource that testing to third-parties or to facilities that they don't control. Under such circumstances, there's only one thing to do: build your own test facilities.